The 2Northdown Mic Check is back with another amazing line up! Come have a drink, watch top acts try some new stuff and have a great time!
This month featuring Felicity Ward, Jim Campbell, Adam Riches and Jessie Cave!
Australian comic & actor, Felicity Ward has taken the British Comedy scene by storm. Having headlined ‘Live From the BBC’ for BBC Two and appearing on ‘Mock The Week’ (BBC Two), ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ (BBC3), ‘Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled’ (Dave), BBC3’s ‘Red Button Comedy’, ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1) as well as regularly contributing to ‘Make You Laugh Out Loud’ (Ch 5) and ‘Sam Delaney’s News Thing’ (Russia Today). Plus, more exciting appearances in Josh Widdicombe’s BBC3 sitcom Josh, Channel 4’s Digital Hijack and a quick dash back across the Atlantic to star in ‘Ronny Chieng: International Student’, sitcom for ABC which is now airing on BBC Three. If that’s not enough, the big screen beckons too! She had a co-starring role in Australian comedy feature film ‘Any Questions For Ben?’ (made by Working Dog Productions who also made Australian Cult Classic ‘The Castle’) and appeared in the box office smash-hit ‘The Inbetweeners Movie 2’.
In 2015 Felicity stormed the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with solo show, ‘What if There is No Toilet?’, earning the 3rd highest reviewed show of the festival and went on to win the award for Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival the following year. Back again on UK soil, Felicity took her hotly anticipated follow-up solo show, ‘50% More Likely to Die’, to the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and followed up with her first ever UK tour last autumn. Currently, Felicity has a number of exciting projects in development, both on and off screen.
★★★★★ The Mirror, The List, One4Review, Funny Women, Nine More Than None and Fresh Air
★★★★ The Times, The Guardian, The Herald, The Sunday Times, Chortle, Time Out, Edinburgh Festivals, Three Weeks, TV Bomb, The Skinny, Beyond The Joke, Broadway Baby, Fest Mag and WOW247
“Her gawky self-effacing charm makes the audience adore her right from the off. (…) it is her skill as a stand up which leaves her audience buzzing with excitement.” – The Scotsman
“Moving, honest and gutbustingly funny. If you require proof that stand-up can find humour in unlikely places look no further than Felicity Ward.” - **** Evening Standard
“Eternally upbeat Aussie storyteller Felicity Ward is a hugely talented stand-up. Heartwarming, relentlessly funny tales told with real passion.” – Time Out
She’s back with a new show. Following on from her first two sold out and critically acclaimed shows and with her cult following for her acerbic doodles online about love….
Here she is, over-sharing like she does best.
As seen in 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, Trollied, Glue, Black Mirror and Harry Potter.
★★★★ ‘A unique comic talent. Think Lena Dunham’s Girls but with far more self deprecation and jokes.’ - Independent
★★★★ ‘A disarmingly honest set….vivid, emotionally naked comedy.’ - Guardian
★★★★ ‘A glorious mix of honesty and naivety, clever and silly, sweet and dark.’ – The Scotsman
Award-nominated comic Jim Campbell has been busy with a chart-topping podcast, an acclaimed book and his personal life exploding. Everyone was right though; it’s good for material.
Now he returns charting his attempts to find love… and destroy it (then put it back together).
A rumination on love, what it is, the ways in which we learn about it from the world around us, identity and good old self loathing. Warning: quality of jokes may compromise structural integrity of roof.
“Charmingly fresh… Campbell’s company will leave you entertained and enlightened” The List ★★★★
“Exquisitely written, punchline-driven material… A future star” Chortle.
Adam Riches is an actor, writer and comedian, known for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (2017), A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) and Detectorists (2014). Adam won the 2011 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, was named Time Out Comedy Person of the Year & nominated for The Times Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Sky Arts South Bank Show Awards.
The 'ballsiest audience-interactor on the Fringe' (Telegraph) and 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner is back! 'One of the most exciting comedians to be in a room with' (Times). 'There's no-one else quite like him' ★★★★★ (Independent). 'Brilliantly funny... like playtime on cocaine' ★★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). 'A triumph of cunningly crafted, high-energy character comedy' ★★★★★ (Time Out). 'Will make you laugh yourself silly and what could be better than that?' ★★★★★ (Telegraph). ★★★★★ (Scotsman).